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The Germans burnt the archives of the castles of Susa, Avellana and Turin at different times, including an episode in 1174 when Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" burnt all the title deeds of the house of Savoy.Unfortunately, since compiling the earlier version of the present document, the State Archives of Turin have changed their website.It has also come to light that some of the entries in the index of the Archives are inaccurate.As always, it is recommended that the original documents should be consulted in cases of doubt.
A settlement between the county of Savoy and the emperor was brokered by Guglielmo V Marchese di Monferrato, who acted as regent for the minor Comte Thomas I after the death of Humbert III.
The new website no longer includes the reference numbers for citing particular documents which are included in the footnotes below.
It is suggested that anyone wishing to check entries should search the new website using the words in the extracts which I quote (Ricerca in the top right corner of the webpage cited below).
Comte Amede VIII was created duke of Savoy by Sigmund King of Germany in 1417.
Research into the family of the counts of Savoy is complicated by the loss of original primary source documentation in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.